I didn’t go to my track workout on Thurs night. This is my problem- if I don’t go running either right before or right after work, I will get lazy and comfortable. I got home at about 5:30 and track was at 7. So of course I lazed around and ate junk food, changed into my pjs and told myself I’d go tomorrow. I woke up and ran 7 miles but its just not the same. The workout was 12x200ms, which I did this morning in the middle of my run (right off the bus from D.C.).
Speaking of D.C…this weekend I was in DC helping Phil break his fast. I also forced him to run 10 miles with me on Saturday. Here’s a photo recap of our run:
After we had our pretzels, it was time to go have Easter brunch with Phil’s fam at a churrascaria- my first time ever!! I was scared and excited. It was amazing and I love hanging out with his family bc they are super cute and I get to hear embarrassing stories about Phil!
I’m not even kidding when I tell you that I gained about 5 lbs from just a few weeks ago. I will attribute most of it to yesterday’s feast (worth it) but Phil’s fast has also put my eating habits into perspective. We had a discussion about how you don’t realize how many chemicals and unnatural products are in the foods that you eat every day. My goal this year is to become a better, more efficient runner, and I truly believe that my diet is getting in the way of this. So this week, I am going to try and limit my consumption of foods that contain chemicals, additives, and all that unnatural stuff, which ALSO means I will be cutting out CHIPS and DESSERTS (or maybe just limit them to only one day/week…). Let’s see how I do. I will be logging my foods for all to see.
PHIL will also be writing a guest entry about his experience fasting for lent!!!! Stay tuned!!!!!